Sunday, 13 December 2009

The Thick Of It

A new portrait, this time of The Thick Of It's (BAFTA winning) all swearing eye Malcolm Tucker who is superbly played by Peter Capaldi. (If your not aware of this series you really ought to be) if easily offended, do not click this!

I was very pleased that the shows Nicola Murray MP (Rebecca Front) approved of my efforts, I've loved her work for years, so was over the moon to receive such praise.

Rufus Hound also got in touch after seeing this blog, he's obviously a fan of the show too...
I may well paint him in the near future.

I even managed to get get this to the great man himself, upon which I presented him with a copy before he signed this for me (see the pic below). He seemed very pleased with it an very keen to find out who produced it.
Tucker Rules! 

'Malcolm f*cking Tucker Rules'
To Jamie All the very best Peter Capaldi

Friday, 13 November 2009

JR Cash - The mud, the blood & the beer

Something else from a couple of months ago.
"Hello I'm Johnny Cash"

Bruce Campbell - 'Groovy'

I did this some time ago now... I still want to produce a younger version with Bruce playing the long suffering Ash (from The Evil Dead & Army Of Darkness) I'm particularly pleased with the hair but still not sure I nailed the likeness (the reference is from a pretty recent pic, hence the extra weight and grey hair) or as Bruce said "Ash the aged". 

Managed to get some further feed back from Bruce last week, he seems to like it
"Hail to the King, baby"

Keith Richards

Another portrait, this time its the walnut faced guitar legend (and personal hero of mine) Keith Richards. Originally I had inteded this to be a monochrome affair, however I eventually decided to throw a little colour at him... as always thoughts are welcome.

Happy Mondays

Heres a quick sketch I did recently of Shaun & Bez from the Happy Mondays. Had a lot of fun with this one and as a result I'm gonna be doing a lot more quick studies/sketches...

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Start me up

A work in progress
I'm trying to push both my sketching skills, and the likeness with this one.
I'll update as I go...

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

My first post - please be gentle

Hello there! Been meaning to get round for this for some time.
To start here are a few things I've been working on over the last few months
So here goes, first up...

Simon Pegg

Still a work in progress but pretty pleased with this one (so far)
even more so as the man himself messaged me recently.

To say that this made my day is somewhat of an understatement.

here it is in stages.

Stephen Fry

A quick sketchbook drawing that I decided to work up a little.
(not much more to say really)

Mathew Horne
A while back I bumped into Mat and after a couple of drinks he asked if I'd paint him.
No problem, I said. Anyhow here it is.